Origin of chylo-
Words nearby chylo-
WORDS THAT USE CHYLO-
What does chylo- mean?
Chylo- comes from the Greek chȳlós, meaning “juice.” As you probably guessed, chȳlós is also the source of chyle.
What are variants of chylo-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, chylo- becomes chyl-, as in chylemia.
Examples of chylo-
One term from botany that features the combining form chylo- is chylophyllous, “having fleshy leaves, as certain desert plants.”
Chylo- means “juice,” as we have seen. The form -phyllous means “having leaves.” Chylophyllous literally translates to “having juicy leaves.” Discover other juicy plant connections at our entry for succulent.
What are some words that use the combining forms chylo- or chyl-?
What are some other forms that chylo- may be commonly confused with?